Beside The Sea Exclusive waterfront apartment.

Apartment | Urquharts Bay | #33823

9.7/10 (28 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Modern decor, beautifully appointed with all the added extras. T.V all bedrooms and unlimited WIFI.
  • Come & join us and discover what the locals call "Paradise"! Fishing or swimming on the door step.
  • Kayak and explore around the bays, fish or dive for dinner or enjoy many of the scenic coastal walks

"Beside The Sea" is situated in stunning Urquharts Bay-Paradise for swimming and diving. Fishing on the doorstep-cast out the net and catch your bait fish. Sit on the wharf and catch squid for lunch. Safe and calm waters perfect for paddle boarding and an enjoyable fun time for the kids. Many beautiful bays to kayak and explore. Take a hike over to Smugglers Cove, only 20 mins on foot and watch the dolphins. Climb Mt Manaia or the ridge across Mt Lion but don't forget the camera as the views are incredible. When evening comes, relax under the stars and watch the amazing colourful sunsets and if you're lucky you may hear the kiwis calling out. Enjoy total relaxing privacy or join your hosts Anni and Don on the deck or share a game of pool for fun. Ask Don for the local best fishing spots and Anni will guide you to the many artist studios that Whangarei Heads is famous for. "The Pines" golf course is only a 15 min drive and enjoy dinner at "The Jetty" at Parua Bay Pub on the way back. If you feel like a casual drink or meal then pop along to our local Mt Manaia Club (visitors welcome) and "Stan's Van" will ensure you won't need to drink and drive. Come and join us for your holiday at "Beside The Sea" but be warned--you may not won't to leave. We didn't and that's why we now live in "Paradise".

Special conditions: it's fun to bring along your "best friend" so while we welcome your little doggie companion, the size & breed of your pet would need to be considered. Please advise type of breed when enquiring for booking.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Canoe(s)
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dinghy
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • extra guest bedroom 2

    1 x Super king bed

  • extra guest bedroom 3

    2 x Single bed

  • living room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Single bed

  • Master bedroom

    studio/apartment has a superking in bedroom & a single bed in lounge, also a double pullout sofa bed, if necessary, in lounge

    1 x Super king bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 6 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. $195.00 per night,per couple, up to 5 nights. Every 6th night free. Extra guests $30 each per night, up to 5 nights. Every 6th night free.

  • Gifts & giveaways: Complimentary bottle wine on arrival.

  • Gifts & giveaways: Unlimited WIFI>

  • Gifts & giveaways: Fresh fruit bowl on arrival.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High season
12-Dec-17 to 29-Nov-18
$195+/night $195+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $30/night;
Default Tariff
30-Nov-18 to 12-Mar-19
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night;

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (28)

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  • A picturesque spot with the best walking tracks nearby the kids had...

    A picturesque spot with the best walking tracks nearby the kids had a blast just don't forget your togs n lunch like we did! Kids had so much fun on the kayak on offer it was awesome to have the water toys available and enhanced the holiday so much more for the kids! The house is enormous and truly beautiful so had more then enough space for the kids to play. Was an amazing long weekend away and so peaceful we highly recommend to all, we will definitely be back! Thank you Anni & Don xx

    Shazza 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • Well presented and tidy apartment in a beautiful location

    Well presented and tidy apartment in a beautiful location. Everything is there for a pleasant stress free holiday

    justle354 100%|5x Oct 2017

  • This was our first stop in NZ after a long flight

    This was our first stop in NZ after a long flight. The peace and tranquillity of "Beside the Sea" was a delight, as was the coastline with its many walks where you can enjoy stunning scenery. The accommodation was perfect for our needs.

    AlanMa17 90%|10x Sep 2017

  • A must, property to stay at, if you are visiting Whangarei...

    A must, property to stay at, if you are visiting Whangarei. Most amazing hosts with a stunning set up right on the water. Everything at your finger tips. (and they love pets) We're going back in the summertime. Need I say more.... Wayne & Jodie Glendene Auckland

    JodieRo8 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • We loved the peace & tranquility of Urghurts Bay

    We loved the peace & tranquility of Urghurts Bay. The view from our studio was spectacular both of Busby heads and Marsden Point was so interesting and gave a twinkling city-scape of night lights. The beach being just out the door was a delight especially for our dog. Thanks again Annie & Don 10/10, much appreciated

    Chris Morton 100%|1x Aug 2017

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